Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction
Rating: 5 stars

Review: I've never really been into the sci-fi genre much in general, and I haven't exactly explored it as much. For some reason, I have just never been particularly been a huge fan. But when several guys in my life - my brother, some of my friends, and my co-workers who aren't big readers at all - recommended it to me, I knew I had to try it. Well, I'm definitely glad I read this book. Ender's Game was a sort of breath of fresh air to me. It was something I have never read about before, and I really did enjoy the entire story thoroughly. I was hooked right from the beginning, and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I also liked the writing style Orson Scott Card has; it was very engaging, and the plot development was naturally flawless. As for the characters, they were very complex and likable - not stereotypical or one dimensional.

I can honestly say that though I haven't read a lot of sci-fi books, this is probably the best sci-fi book out there, in my opinion. Haha. I highly recommend everyone to try this one out because I think it's one of those books that any avid reader would appreciate. I recommend this to male readers as well. 5 stars and nothing else.

14 comments:

  1. Great review. I have been meaning to read this for ages.
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  2. One of my goals this year is to finally read Ender's Game. I'm glad to hear you loved it.

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  3. I'm am a sci/fi fan but have never read this despite how many times it has popped up on my radar--- just haven't gotten around to it-- but I will.

    Glad you enjoyed it--- maybe more sci-fi is in your future?

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  4. I first read this only last year and loved it - I have read many of the ones that after it as well - check them out!

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  5. Ender's Game is one of my favorites. I'd never read anything in the Sci-Fi genre and my Dad told me I just had to read this one. Of course it was amazing and I went on to read every single book in the series (I think there are 8 or 9 others). This book really opened my eyes to the fact that there are great books in every genre and I shouldn't rule any out just because it's not something I'd normally read. I'd highly recommend Ender's Shadow (Bean's side of the story) while it's fresh in your mind. So good!

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  6. People either seem to really love this book, or hate it. While I didn't hate it, I didn't love it either. So where does that leave me?! I might try more books from the series. I've heard they're a bit different than this one. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  7. So glad you liked this one! This is one of my favorite sci-fi, and one of my favorite books ever! Loved everything about it!

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  8. Juju - I highly recommend it!

    Delphyne - Yes. I highly recommend it!

    Lesa - I truly didn't know you were a scifi fanatic! Would you recommend any others that you think might be good for people like me who aren't particularly in love with the genre?

    Tampa Bookworm - Looking forward to reading the rest for sure.

    Avid Reader - It's funny how it's also a male reader (this time your dad) who recommended this to you. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!

    Holly - Yes I can see why. I truly think it's the genre as well. I'm glad you sort of liked it though!

    Coffee and a Book Chick - Would you recommend any other good sci-fi ones that you think would be entertaining for somebody who doesn't particularly like the genre as much? Hehe :)

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  9. wow, I like sci-fi. I need to read this one. Great review.

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  10. Jillian: Hey, your question gave me an idea for some blogposts-- I've been wanting to talk about sci-fi more but the recent reads haven't been too inspiring-- No reason I can't blog about old faves that might appeal to readers of other genres. Thanks!

    One book that you might like is Acorna the Unicorn Girl by Anne Mccaffrey. It has a fantasy feel and even though it takes place on various planets it is not hard sci-fi.

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  11. naida - I recommend it especially if you like the genre! Thank you!

    Lesa - That post sounds like a good idea! I would definitely check it out when it is up. And thank you for that recommendation! It sounds like it's going to be right up my alley, so I will check that one out when I go to the library by the end of this week. And I do love unicorns so if it's about that, I'm all for it! :)

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